Attleboro, MA – Thanks to the support of event sponsors, auction and raffle donors, and attendees, Community VNA’s 5th annual signature fundraising event, Spring Break, was a great success. This year’s event, held Sunday, April 29th, celebrated 35 years of Community VNA’s Hospice Care program. With nearly 200 guests gathered at Lake Pearl in Wrentham, MA, Spring Break raised a record-setting $28,000.
Celebrating 35 Years of Hospice Care in the Community
Proceeds from this year’s event support the delivery of compassionate caring focused on comfort for patients with serious life-limiting illnesses. An interdisciplinary team, comprised of a medical director, nurses, social workers, spiritual and bereavement care coordinator, volunteers and administrative staff, ensures all aspects of medical, emotional, and spiritual care and support are provided to patients, along with assistance for their loved ones – and, that they are delivered with dignity, comfort and respect.
An additional highlight of the event featured a tribute to founding members of Community VNA’s Hospice Program: Mary Luby, Carol O’Connor and Ruth Gower.
A raffle and silent auction offered attendees a chance to bid on more than 60 donated items, including gift certificates to local businesses for services and products, jewelry, tickets to sporting events and theatre performances, dine-out packages, themed gift baskets, artwork, and travel packages, including a weekend getaway for two to the Eastern States Exposition with overnight accommodations, and a seven-night luxury resort getaway with accommodations for up to eight people in Cancun, Mexico.
This year’s guest speaker was David Dosa, M.D., M.P.H., New York Times bestselling author of Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat. Dr. Dosa is also an Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Services, Police and Practice at Brown University, and a health services researcher and practicing geriatrician at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital.
Spring Break was made possible through generous support provided by Presenting Sponsors, Citizens Bank and Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation.
Follow the link below to view pictures from the event!